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Lifts link Graubünden’s largest ski complex

Lifts link Graubünden's largest ski complex

A new ski lift linked ski resorts over the weekend to create the largest skiing area in the canton of Graubünden and one of the ten biggest in Switzerland.

South Korean president pays first visit to Bern

South Korean president pays first visit to Bern

South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye began a state visit to Switzerland Monday, the first by a head of state from her country since the two nations established diplomatic relations in 1962.

Federer drives to Aussie Open quarterfinals

Federer drives to Aussie Open quarterfinals

Switzerland's Roger Federer will play Briton Andy Murray in a much-anticipated quarterfinal showdown at the Australian Open tennis tournament after tossing aside France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets on Monday.

Global jobless rate rises despite 'recovery': ILO

Global jobless rate rises despite 'recovery': ILO

Global unemployment climbed by five million people in 2013 to 202 million despite green shoots in the world economy, signalling a jobless recovery, the Geneva-based International Labour Organization said on Tuesday.

Syria and Iran come to fore at Davos summit

Syria and Iran come to fore at Davos summit

The bloody civil war in Syria and Iran's efforts to come in from the diplomatic cold will drive the agenda this week as world leaders, business chiefs and celebrities gather in the swanky ski resort of Davos in the canton of Graubünden.

Bern plans lower speeds to ease traffic jams

Bern plans lower speeds to ease traffic jams

In a move that may seem to be counter-intuitive, the Swiss federal government is planning to deal with growing traffic jams on motorways by reducing the speed limit on hundreds of kilometres of roadway.